November 27, 2022
Stage banter sounds like Babbs, then Kesey, Bobby, Jerry. On Phil's birthday, Phil the Warlock talking about Witches. Pig groaning? Bobby hyperventilating? In front of the Symphony Society? I'm sure this was absolutely no fun whatsoever. (sarcasm obvi)
Could there be a more perfect opener by the Dead for an upper crust ballgown and tuxedo crowd than "Hard to Handle"? I'm sure they were indeed, hard to handle. Nothing is by accident ;)
Personally, I love the slide HTH's, they're rare and different. Washington University St. Louis is weird psychedelic fire, warts and all.